Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Learn about DC urban legends and more this November

Author Robert S. Pohl will talk about his book Urban Legends & Historic Lore of Washington, D.C. a couple times later this month.   Pohl will talk November 19 at 7:00 pm at DC Public Library's Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in the Washingtoniana Division, Room #307 (901 G St NW) and November 20 from 6:30 - 7:15 pm at Ebenezer’s Coffee House (2nd and F Sts NE, downstairs) for a Capitol Hill Restoration Society event.   The event is free and handicapped accessible, and the public is encouraged to attend; no reservations required.   More info on http://chrs.org.

Politics & Prose has the book in stock; details for purchasing here.   About the book:

A carving of General Lee on the back of the Lincoln monument, the birth of lobbying at the Willard Hotel, a romantic gesture that built the distinctive homes of Capitol Hill--these are legends of Washington, D.C. The capital is home to all manner of colorful rumors and tall tales. According to local lore, the missing J Street was L'Enfant's snub to Supreme Court justice John Jay, and the course of history could have been changed if only a young baseball player named Fidel Castro had accepted a contract with the Washington Senators. In search of the truth behind these legends and more, local guide and writer Robert S. Pohl takes readers on a tour of the historic lore and urban legends that surround the monuments, neighborhood streets and even the Metro stations of Washington, D.C.

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